Answers Through Art is my 3rd year final project based on a field research conducted in Palestine. I have organised art classes with Scouts children from Beit Sahour and exhibited their work along several art classes from Handala Center in al-Azza refugee camp.

The aim of the event was to raise awareness on the consequences following the political conflict and to encourage potential volunteers.

Video  —  Posted: May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Exhibition Catalog

Posted: May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

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No matter how much you try to organise and prepare an event you always have to be aware of potential mistakes that could make everything difficult. Still, a good lesson was learned on the day: under stressful conditions, your brain becomes more creative than ever. I woke up early in the morning to make sure I organise everything properly. All the pictures were printed A3 size and was expecting the university to provide 20 A3 frames, as agreed prior to the exhibition. But as soon as I got there, I had to face 20 A1 frames almost impossible to fit my printings.

Nevertheless, with a little help from the building staff, we have managed to put everything together and finally, it looked better than expected:

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Time is running fast and even though Eva and Karim have been always there supporting the project with advice and information, but an extra hand is always useful. Those who are seeking a media career know how important professional experience is, but in the same time how hard is it to obtain relevant skills that will help a candidate to stand out. When I designed this project I has to consider these aspects as well and I tried to implement my objectives as creative as possible. Nevertheless, I’ve understood lately that if things get though from time to time, you should not avoid to ask for help. Thus, to make sure things will be perfectly organised on the day, the project well promoted and details double checked I decided to work with Diana, second year student, looking for professional experience.

 

dia Diana Sinc studies Media and Communication at Coventry University, currently in her second year, aiming to develop her dream career as a writer. Her open minded views and outgoing personality show passion for beauty and strike towards creative ways of forwarding emotions. During two years of studying media, Diana gathered significant social skills as well as graphic design experience. Even though her dream job is in writing industry she is also interested in event managing, specifically, the organisational section.

Shamefully, I lack in Photoshop skills and I desperately needed someone to help me design the promotional material for the event. Diana, seemed like the perfect candidate and  I was very lucky when she accepted my proposal to participate in constructing the right design for the invitations. From that moment I knew for sure that her professional approach could benefit the project and I invited her to fully participate in organising the event. Few hours later, Diana become the Design Manager and Marketing Assistant of the project for both promoting and organising the exhibition. While I have to deal with the academic aspects, Diana agreed to share the following duties:

1. Design promotional material: flyers, invitations, posters and exhibition catalogues;

2. Social Media promotion: Facebook, Twitter and Event Brit;

3. Organising the venue: designing the gallery;

4. Greeting and registering the guests;

Proof of her amazing work will follow!

 

 

 

Meet Eva!

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Activities

Despite all the passion I have developed lately, I have to admit things work much easier when you do not work alone. Thus, allow me to introduce Eva, my new partner with whom I kept in touch for the past weeks:

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Eva Pilipp is a writer and photographer. After living in Syria for two years where she worked on projects with Palestinian and Iraqi refugees, she has been living and working in Palestine (Bethlehem) for three years. Eva currently lives in al Azza refugee camp, where together with other volunteers, she manages Handala Center. Further information about the center will follow, but for now you could see their activities on their official Facebook page:

Handala Center, al-Azza Refugee Camp

Eva has agreed to share her work and her experience in al Azza refugee camp and hopefully I will be able to encourage people to join the team and visit Palestine.

Selecting the Exhibits

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Exhibition

Time is running short  but I am getting more excited rather than stressed. The outcomes of the drawing class I have organised with Scouts Group kids brought me an amazing archive of 30 drawings and I am proud to say that many of them were impressive. Small details, little patriotism and loads of fun allowed children to express their unique understanding of Palestine. Last night while I selecting the drawings for the exhibition lovely memories from the field trip came in my mind. A while passed since then, but I am preparing to go back as soon as possible.

 

Because art can be the mirror of the soul and can bring up feelings that words can not express.

Work; Work; Work; Work

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Exhibition

I would like to start this post by thanking Lary Page for founding Google and allowing us to have significant information at just one click away. I have to admit I am quite addicted and over use its services for every time I have a question or a doubt about something. I have been thinking a lot lately on how to organise the exposition to make sure it going to be interesting enough to attract people, even more to encourage them to get engaged in the same discourse. Free wine always helps, but that’s not my goal..

Thus after a little Google search I found three business exhibition booklets, with significant information that could easily be applied to any other sort of exhibition.

Further information will follow.

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